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Paying a high price: rent-to-own household goods

Posted on 23 Nov 2017

On 13 November 2017 the APPG on Poverty and APPG on Debt and Personal Finance held a parliamentary reception to launch End Child Poverty’s new report, Feeling the Pinch: Furnishing Your Home with Rent-to-own ...Read More Read More

Rethinking Poverty? We shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, says Kate Green MP

Posted on 16 Nov 2017

How to end poverty in rich countries has been the subject of much hand-wringing over the years. When the Webb Memorial Trust kicked off our programme of work in ...Read More Read More

What are the drivers of poverty in London today? asks New Policy Institute’s Carla Ayrton

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

On 17 October 2017, United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the APPG on Poverty and the APPG for London co-hosted an event with London Child Poverty Alliance to launch London’s Poverty ...Read More Read More

How academic research on UK poverty influences parliamentary debate

Posted on 10 Nov 2017

Is the new impact agenda the excuse you’ve been waiting for to use your research to make a difference? Sharon Wright and Peter Dwyer, researching the impacts of Universal Credit ...Read More Read More

“Genius” Creditworthiness Assessment Bill given cross-party backing, writes The Big Issue’s Liam Geraghty

Posted on 31 Oct 2017

Politicians across Westminster hail Lord Bird’s proposed bill during rental data debate. Ahead of second reading on 24 November 2017, Liam Geraghty outlines the support the bill has received ...Read More Read More

From poverty to security: visualising solutions that make a difference

Posted on 29 Sep 2017

The Dole Animators are a group of Leeds-based individuals with experience of the benefits system. In 2013 they worked with Liverpool University researcher, Dr Ruth Patrick, to make a ...Read More Read More

The effects of welfare reform: Sue’s story

Posted on 30 Jul 2017

Sue is part of Dole Animators – a group of people with experience of the social security system in the UK who work together to highlight the effects of welfare reform. ...Read More Read More

APPG Chair Kevin Hollinrake MP on Tackling Poverty

Posted on 28 Apr 2017

People often think that a low income is the best indicator of poverty but it’s not the whole story. Issues of poverty can include access to decent housing, community ...Read More Read More

Launch of End Child Poverty coalition’s ‘Feeling the Pinch’ Report

Posted on 20 Feb 2017

On Wednesday 18 January 2017, the APPG on Poverty hosted a parliamentary seminar to launch the End Child Poverty coalition’s  ‘Feeling the Pinch’ report and campaign The seminar explored the ...Read More Read More

Blog: Dan Jarvis MP: “We need a new approach to child poverty”

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

A new bill being introduced to Parliament will set a new target to end child poverty, says Dan Jarvis MP Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, wrote a guest ...Read More Read More